Saturday, May 31, 2014

Egg Stuffed Avocado's

Egg Stuffed Avocado's

This morning after my husband and I got back from our long run, we decided these would be fun to make.  

Pre heat oven to 425
Take an avocado or two and slice/pit.  If you want more "egg" room, take a spoon and scoop out more of the avocado.

Crack your eggs into a bowl.  Spoon in the yokes first, then fill with leftover egg whites.  

Top with what ever toppings you want.  We picked turkey bacon, an orange pepper, mushrooms and cheese.

Salt and pepper to taste. 

Place in oven for 20 minutes.

This is what you get!  The egg yokes were a little runny.  If you like runny eggs, you will enjoy.  My husband loved them.  I liked everything about these, except for the "runny" part.  I hope this inspires you to try this easy breakfast with whatever toppings you enjoy! 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shoefie Contest

What is a Shoefie????  

Shoefie "NOUN"  A Shameless selfie of your AWESOME running/fitness shoe! 
There you have it!  

Send or Post your Shoefie to Dallas, OR Run the Open Road  or
Write a sentence or two about your Shoes and what your training for.  

 Go like Marathon Tattoo on facebook and tell them Julie from Dallas, OR Run the Open Road sent you!  
Go like Donita's Country Kitchen and tell her Julie sent you!

I will pick several random winners the end of June!  All winners will receive a marathon tattoo and a few of you will receive Watkins products from Donita's Country Kitchen and whatever else I can round up by then!

You can enter as many times as you want!  Now, lets have fun!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Oregon Marathon & Half Contest

Sometimes Uberthons does something fun just because they want 

to do something special.  Please be a part of this contest.

Together, we will give someone an entry to the Marathon 

or the Half.

Check out the full contest here!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Fit Approach 30 Day Tweet Challage

The last three days I have been a part of the Fit Approach Twitter Challenge.  It's 30 day tweet challege of sharing something inspiring.  Today was a review or our tweet week!
Add your own inspiration in the comments below!

Day 1: Share something that motivates you.
"Beauty is everywhere, Running helps me see it!"

Day 2:  Share something to motive someone.

 "Small steps every day!"

Day 3:  Post something about your best friend.
I posted two this day!

"Love running races with my BFF Tonya! We have fun"


"Running with my husband is awesome! He inspires me"

You can join the Challenge here!

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Happy Running!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Coconut Blueberry Chia Muffins

 I have been wanting to try Coconut Flour for some time now and finally picked some up at my local Costco. 
This morning I made the recipe found on the back and wanted to share with you!
They turned out well.  If your looking for a sweet tasty pastry muffin, this isn't for you.   It has more of a brand muffin taste to me, but better than a brand muffin. I like them and will definitely make them again.  
Hope you like them too! 

I'm looking forward to trying more coconut flour recipes.  Comment below any good ideas you might have for me! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

PRO Compression Marathon Sock Review, Giveaway and 40% Discount

PRO Compression 

Review and Giveaway

 Recently I started training for my Fall Marathon.  My mileage is climbing.  I know many people choose Compression Socks as a way to recover their legs.

PRO Compression  was kind enough to send me a pair to try out, and review.   They also offered a giveaway and discount for you!

Maximum Comfort, Optimal Recovery
70% Polypropylene, 20% Nylon, 10% Spandex
Made in the USA
When I first received my Marathon Compression socks, I was worried about wearing them on a training run.  I tried another brand a while back and they felt too tight while running.  I was greatly surprised when I ran in these!  They were fairly easy to pull on and off.  My legs felt like they were getting air (breathable socks) while running.  I tend to warm up more than the average runner and was worried about overheating.  I felt fine.  The first time I wore them, I was asked about my socks later that day by a friend who saw me running.  They said, "those socks looked so cool." 

The socks fit just below my knees.  I am 5'7"  They never once slipped or felt uncomfortable. They were tight (they are compression socks), but not over tight.  I will definitely continue to wear these for marathon training and recovery. I also do recommend them for traveling.   
I also experimented with wearing them after my training runs for recovery.   This is my favorite way to use compression socks.  My legs feel good while the socks are on.  I also, clean houses and these are great to wear after a long day on my feet at work.   

Compression Socks wrap around your lower leg helping with Increased Blood Flow = Faster Recovery Time.  

I am a runner, but PRO Compression is also a great for Golfers, other Endurance Sports and don't forget Traveling!

Visit  PRO Compression Product Page for 40% off Marathon Socks and Sleeves using coupon code BLG14 plus FREE Shipping (US address only)  they have many colors to choose from.

Join Pro Compression Sock of the month e-mail list here (bottom of page)
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Uberthons Spring Half Marthon

Saturday I did my first half of 2104.  I ran the Uberthons Spring Half Marathon.  
My husband, and friends Tonya, Kelleigh and Mitch all came and ran it too.  
We arrived at St. Josef's Winery about 50 minutes before the start.  I quickly headed  to find the port-a-potties before the line got too long.  I was excited to get my race shirt because the pictures looked awesome.  I was also excited to have personalized race bibs with our names printed below the number.

I started a little warm up and used the rest room again!  I found out the winery had their rest rooms open for us to use, so I got to use soap!  A special treat for us runners at a race!!!

It felt a little cold so I tried to keep moving to stay warm.  I headed to the starting line and I could feel the excitement! I knew I wasn't in PR (personal record) shape, but I still was planning on giving it full effort and that excited me! 

As we started running, I realized we had some hills right off the start. I was ok with this!  My thought was, maybe we will get them over and the rest of the course will be flat!  Well, 2.5 miles later it started to flatten up, but we turned into a nasty headwind.  I guess this might be a little harder than I anticipated.   I tried pacing with the man in the gray shirt (in the start photo).  After about a mile I realized his pace (now feeling good) was too fast for me this early.  I knew better than to be running hills at this pace at mile two. I backed off and let the gray shirt guy pass me.   

We made several turns and the head winds continued to push at us head on.  Sometimes we would get a break for a mile or two, but then it would start up again.  I felt very warm, almost too warm.  It was humid out.  As we ran on, more hills came.  It got to be funny too me.  I started off counting the hills but by halfway, I had lost count. I just did my best and "jogged" up each hill, one at a time.  

The course was very well marked with orange cones, arrows, and tons of volunteers.  Each mile was marked with a large marker that you couldn't miss.  Every mile marker brought more encouragement knowing the finish line was getting closer and closer. It was also nice to have water/electrolytes stations every two miles.  I like to pretend all those volunteers are out there just for me!

By mile 7, gray shirt man was right with-in my reach.  I was gaining on him. I was able to pass him right up.  Guess, I was smart for slowing down my pace slightly during the first couple of miles.

During mile 9, I had a bit of a meltdown. I couldn't remember if I was on mile 8 or 9 and it was really upsetting me.  I refused to scroll though my garmin to find out.  I just didn't feel like it, so I suffered though that mile, hoping I was on mile 9....and not 8.  

 I reached the final 5k (3.1 miles).  I really was getting tired from the hills, all the running, but mostly the headwinds.   I still was feeling pretty good but knew my goal of 1:53-1:55 was going to be a stretch.  I also, had given up on the negative split I wanted.  This was a more challenging course than I ever expected. One thing I knew, I was still going to break two hours!

Just before mile 11 a girl and me keep passing each other back and forth.   As she was coming up behind me someone yelled for her, "go Kara."   So, in my boredom, I pretended I was running with Kara Goucher.  Wow, and I was ahead of her!   Soon she passed me. As she passed she warned me of a nasty hill coming up.  She was very nice!  I didn't mind her passing me at all, after all...she was Kara!

Kara was right,  soon, I came to that hill.  It didn't break my spirit, I just kept going, a little slower, but I was still running! 

 Soon a man (blue shirt) came up and ran with me for a bit. He asked what my "race" was.  I told him I love the marathon and that Uberthons has a awesome full coming in Sept.  He told me how his wife had ran her first full marathon last year with Uberthons.  I got to meet her after we crossed the finish line.  I always love meeting other runners at races!  So fun!

The final stretch was....can you guess?  Another hill!   It is actually quite comical by now.  I could hear Alan announcing names as finishers crossed the finish line.   I ran up that final hill, turned the corner and ran across the finish line.  I was done!  I was handed a huge finisher medal and a emergency warming blanket. The wind was so strong, that blanket was perfect.  It kept me perfectly warm while I waited for friends to come in and enjoyed cheering for complete strangers.  It's so much fun to cheer runners across that finish line!    The looks on faces as they cross is inspiring. I loved it!   

After friends finished, we went inside where the food was!   I was so hungry!  Qdoba Mexican Grill was there too feed us.  It was a perfect post race meal.  It was so nice to be able to sit at tables inside, out of the wind with my friends and just relax.  

The finish 1:56.08

There was massages available for the runners, but I just wanted food.  Sometime I really need to take advantage of a post race massage. They aren't available at all races.   

I was very impressed with Uberthons and their Spring Half.  I plan on coming back in 2015 to PR the course! 

Take a minute to check out this NEWS from The Oregon Marathon!

I'm looking forward to 2014 Half Marathon of Oregon.  Maybe you would like to join me or even run the The Oregon Marathon FULL!

Need help and encouragement getting your training started? Message me on facebook at Dallas, OR Run the Open Road